What was the last movie you watched?

Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by outlawmws, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Eric H

    Eric H AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Magellan (2017) Caught this low budget, but solid Sci-Fi movie on Amazon Prime.

    Signals are detected from multiple locations in our Solar System, lone Astronaut is sent to find the source.

    Very much influenced by 2001 (and I Dream of Jeannie), the low budget shows in some of the thread bare sets and minimal cast, but the story is compelling.
     

     

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  2. Eric H

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    The other part of my sci-fi weekend, Invaders from Mars (1953) The original and best version.

    50’s Sci-Fi cheese at its finest!
     
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    Ironic that the image shows up on my machine as [ IMG ]
     
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    Not sure why things disappear like that, :idea: ....but now we're communicating again. :D
     
  5. illini

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    Alive (1993) (Touchtone/Paramount Pictures 27113), 30th Anniversary Edition, dvd, upc 786936190267

    I waited 25 years to watch this one and honestly it was good and accurate, but it dragged. It dragged a lot, actually. Worth watching once though.
     
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    Watched Geostorm tonight. Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.
     

     

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  7. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Clerks
    (Smith, 1994)
     
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    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    ... and ...?
     
  9. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    I enjoyed it more "today" than I did @ "the movies" circa '94. The main work has stood (well) the test of time and, in the "slightly expanded" version I watched, Smith & Co. have an added "lost scene", presented entirely in color animation, of Dante and Randal's "visit" to the wake of character "Julie Dwyer" who, at her early 20s, died of an embolism while swimming laps @ a pool. The "story" told by this film is such a perfect "slice" of a day in the life of America, circa mid 1990s, the 70s & 80s, and the 2000s. If a European were to ask me "what's America like?", I might point to this film and tell 'em to watch it.

    nb: The presence of the color-animated "lost scene" is all the more jarring because, as you might recall, the film itself is shot in a grainy B&W.
     
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  10. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    ^^^ P.S. It's also Smith's "best application" of characters "Jay & Silent Bob", whose characterizations & "place", in subsequest (Smith-written & directed) films, tend to over-exaggeration (IMO).
     
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  11. Mystic

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    ^^^ P.P.S. I'll be interested in (re)watching Slacker (Linklater, 1991) for comparison. Possibly also (again, Linklater's) Dazed And Confused (1993).
     
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  12. Eric H

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    The Cheat (1931)

    Pre-Code film about a Woman (Tallulah Bankhead Dahling!) who finds herself in desperate need of 10,000 (depression era) dollars to pay off a gambling debt.
    Things go from bad to worse and she agrees to trade "favors' for cash. Plot twists include a gun and a branding iron.

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  13. noogies

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    I liked that movie -- it was as if they picked up my high school in 1976 and airlifted it to Texas. Never saw Slacker.
     
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  14. Mystic

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    LOL. Isn't Slacker also set in Texas ... Austin, IIRC?
     
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    Cloverfield Paradox (Netflix)
    Pretty good treatment of the perils of muckin’ about with the space time continuum
     
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    Sounds like the real Tallulah.
     

     

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  17. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    That sounds like a keeper.
     
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    IO on Netflix. I want my 90 minutes back. Well played Netflix, removing the reviews so I don't get any warning that it is bad.
     
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    Watched Dazed and Confused (1993) again. I've got the Criterion Collection version. Great visuals and stunning sound. My son recently discovered the flick and asked "was that what it was like?" even though I went to high school in the 80s. I answered, "sorta."

    Matthew McConaughey got what was supposed to be a bit part with just a few lines after drinking at a bar for over 4 hours with the casting director, Don Phillips. Phillips also did casting for Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
     
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